The Military, Naval and Air Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands, Senior Colonel WEI Hai hosted a reception on July 27th at the Embassy to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
H.E. Ambassador and Mrs. WU Ken and all diplomats of the embassy attended the reception. More than 200 guests joined the event, among whom were Major General Andre Peperkoorn, Deputy Commander of Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Brigadier General Roland de Jong, Assistant Chief of Staff and other officials from Dutch government, officials and representatives from international organizations in the Hague, diplomatic corps, overseas Chinese, and friends across the Dutch society.
In his remarks, Ambassador Wu Ken introduced Chinese military’s active involvement in UN peace-keeping missions, counter-piracy missions, disaster-relieving missions and various military operations and underlined China’s role as an important force of maintaining world peace and stability. Ambassador Wu highly appraised the status quo of Sino-Dutch military relationship, and expressed firm belief that the relations would be further deepened and substantiated under the background of positive and steady bilateral relations between the two countries.
Senior Colonel WEI Hai reviewed in his speech the enormous achievements of the PLA in the past 90 years. He introduced in details the current military reform, and pointed out that under the guidance of the objectives of strengthening the military, the PLA is firmly upholding the standard of real combat and working towards building a first-class military of the world, which can win information-based war and carry out its mission effectively.
On the reception, a photo exhibition named Journey of Glory was presented and a short movie called The PLA of Today was played. The guests spoke highly of both China’s achievements in developing its armed forces and the PLA’s active contribution to safeguarding global peace and stability.